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Manitoba Flavours: Pomegranate Feta Turkey Burger

Plus, Carrot and Turnip Casserole

Pomegranate Feta Turkey Burger

Patties

  • 6 oz. block feta cheese
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme

Sauce

  • 1/2 cup pomegranate juice
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1/2 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 4 cardamom pods (optional)
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds

For Serving

  • 4 buns

Instructions

Set the oven to broil. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Slice four thin squares of feta and crumble the rest. Place the feta squares and crumble on the prepared baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil. Set under the broiler until lightly browned. Remove from oven and set aside.

Mix the turkey, eggs, panko bread crumbs, thyme and the browned crumbled feta until combined. Form into 4 patties and chill in the fridge for 30 minutes.

In a sauce pan, whisk together pomegranate juice and cornstarch and bring to a simmer over medium low heat. While simmering, add the lemon zest, lemon juice, cardamom pods and sugar.

When the sauce reduces to a thick syrup, add the pomegranate seeds and cook for another few minutes. The sauce should have an almost jam-like consistency.

Remove the cardamom pods, take sauce off the burner and set aside.

On a hot grill cook the patties for 5 to 7 minutes per side or until browned and cooked through and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the patties registers 165 F.

Place a turkey patty on one half of each bun, add a square of roasted feta on each patty, add sauce and top each burger with the other half of the bun.

Source: Manitoba Turkey Producers

Carrot and Turnip Casserole

Ingredients

  • 1 lb carrots, peeled and cut
  • 2 medium onions, sliced
  • 1 lb turnips or rutabaga, peeled & cut
  • 1 cup cream
  • 4 oz butter
  • 8 tbsp skim milk
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 12 cups water

Instructions

Place all vegetables and water in pot; cook until soft, approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Drain water; add cream, butter, milk and sugar. Mash ingredients together and season with salt and pepper.

This recipe can be made ahead of time. Reheat by placing in preheated 350 F (180 C) oven for 20 minutes.

photo: Getty Images

Source: Peak of the Market

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